Sen. Elizabeth Warren, by pretending to be a Native American, has become the nation’s foremost “ethnic identity thief” — and may have helped kill affirmative action.
By releasing a DNA report on her heritage, Warren thought that she was putting to rest criticism, by President Trump and others, of her claim that she was part Native American — Cherokee.
It did just the opposite: called into question her integrity.
The test showed that she did have some Native American heritage — 6-10 generations ago — making her between 1/64 and 1/1024 Native American.
As James Freeman writes in the Wall Street Journal, the report shows that it’s possible that Sen. Warren has far less than one percent Native American ancestry, and that her genetic makeup is perhaps similar to that of the average white person in the U.S.
Freeman makes it clear that Warren has knowingly perpetrated a fraud and misled the public, employers, and her constituents for academic and political gain for decades. He references the Boston Globe’s previous reporting on Warren’s history of playing the “I’m an Indian” game:
- Listing herself as “Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee” in a 1984 Native American cookbook entitled “Pow Wow Chow.”
- Listing herself as a minority in a “legal directory published by the Association of American Law Schools from 1986 to 1995.”
- Allowing herself to be listed as a “Native American in federal forms filed by the law schools at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania where she worked.”
- In 1996, as Harvard Law School was being criticized for lacking diversity, “a spokesman for the law school told the Harvard Crimson that Warren was Native American.”
I guess Warren felt that her — as the left would describe it — "white privilege" was not enough to help advance up the academic ranks fast enough.
Meanwhile, those in the liberal, politically-correct crowd that criticize sports teams with names and mascots they claim denigrate Native Americans, such as The Washington "Redskins," or Cleveland “Indians,” apparently have turned a blind eye and deaf ear to Warren’s insult to Native Americans.
They are not alone.
Where are those blacks, including CNN’s Don Lemon and former DNC Chair Donna Brazile, who rushed to condemn, insult, and attack Kanye West for supporting President Trump and visiting the Oval Office? We don’t hear them criticizing Warren for insulting and cheapening the concept of diversity and affirmative action.
As usual, they just don’t seem to have the courage or desire to attack a white, liberal, Democrat female for her massive insult to all minorities by trying to pass herself off as a Native American to gain a professional advantage.
Native Americans have been standing alone as the only ethnic minority group with the integrity and self-respect to openly criticize Warren.
Debbie “White Dove” Porreco, a Pocahontas descendant, told Fox News that she and other Native Americans felt “betrayed.” She added that “they feel disappointed, and at this point she [Warren] needs to come back and apologize to everybody for what she’s done.”
Porreco, is not alone.
The Cherokee Nation, in a statement by its Secretary of State, Chuck Hoskin Jr. summed up Warren’s actions perfectly:
“Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests … while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens … whose heritage is proven. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."
Meanwhile, as expected, the black and white Democrat and national civil rights establishments, in a great example of philosophical hypocrisy, are giving Warren a pass.
I guess protecting a liberal, white, Democrat female — even if she makes a mockery of the concepts of diversity and affirmative action — is worth it.
Regardless of the outcome of the current lawsuit by Asian-American students against Harvard University claiming illegal racial discrimination, when the U.S. Supreme Court eventually sounds the death knell to race and ethnic based college admissions, don’t be surprised if Warren’s case is not cited as an example of its abuse.
Clarence V. McKee is president of McKee Communications, Inc., a government, political, and media relations consulting firm in Florida. He held several positions in the Reagan administration as well as in the Reagan presidential campaigns. He is a former co-owner of WTVT-TV in Tampa and former president of the Florida Association of Broadcasters. Read more of his reports — Go Here Now.
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